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Former Footballer Dies After Nearly 40 Years In Coma

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Former Footballer Jean Pierre Adams. [Courtesy]

Former French international of Senegal roots Jean Pierre Adams has passed on after nearly 40 years in a coma aged 73.

Following a ligament rupture injury, Adams was hospitalised for surgery on 17 March 1982 at Édouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon.

After an error made by his anesthesiologist, the former PSG player suffered a bronchospasm which starved his brain of oxygen and he slipped into a coma.

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Former Footballer Jean Pierre Adams. [Courtesy]
In the mid 1990s, when a court of law adjudicated on the case, both the anaesthetist and trainee were given one-month suspended sentences and fines that translated to a $815 fine.

His wife continued to tend to his needs, refusing to consider euthanasia.

Adams died on Monday in Nîmes at the age of 73, after being in a coma for nearly 40 years.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.

Email: news@kahawatungu.com

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